Friday, May 20, 2016

Let's Do This...

In the last week, we have worn coats, shorts, we used the heat, used the air conditioning
had several freeze warning and days where it was just too hot to be outside.
Did we have Spring yet?
We heeded the garden center warnings not to plant anything in the ground,
but after dragging the annual plants in and out of the garage for a week,
and with temperatures expected in the high 80's next week...
Wednesday, "we" finally decided to pull the trigger and plant some of the annuals.
And as always, you know when I say "we", I mean Chuck.
My role is to supervise and take pictures, a role I fulfill easily.

So here he is in action, I'm not sure I know a happier soul.

The hubs says preparation is key.
It takes him longer to "set up" then it takes to plant the flowers.

And having the right tools is key.
He uses the DeWalt Power Tool, with the auger attachment to make the holes.
I don't really think that is completely necessary, they are tiny holes,
but it makes him happy so I always tell him what a great idea I think it is.

Wednesday was a really beautiful day,

and it no time at all...

this little garden was done!

It started as a small ring around the mailbox post and grows about one foot each year.
If you have a home and you love to garden, you understand that,
even though your not really sure how it happens.

oh and just in case you were wondering, these are Vinca's,
and I plopped the plant in the back of the mailbox, those are Impatients.
See there, I did help!

Stay tuned, there is lots more planting to do and I am so over complaining about all the animals.

May 18, 2016

31 comments:

  1. Your photos are living proof that men are wonderful. :)

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  2. Lindo um trabalho merecedor de todos os elogios.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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    1. translated: Gorgeous A worthy work of all praise. A hug and good weekend .

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  3. Gotta love NJ weather, right? I love how he uses the drill for the holes - that's hilarious! Ah, a man and his power tools... I know how that goes. It looks beautiful as always though.

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    1. sharon, those holes, as you surely know, are so tiny....i always used my hand to curl the dirt out. but lot's of "praise", result in a better outcome. especially in years to come!!! you gettin' my drift??!!

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  4. ohhhhhhhh now ya done it. I have to upgrade my mailbox. (It is rather disgusting)

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  5. .. beautiful garden Debbie .... well done you and hubby... xxxx
    ..hugs Barb xxxx

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  6. So, so glad y'all are able now to plant the annuals. I love your mailbox; you did a good job! :)

    Chuck always looks happy, and you're the reason. :)

    xoxo

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  7. I love seeing your hubby in his planting mode, he's such a good gardener. Sometime I must admit my hubby has never and will never do. (He's not even allowed to mow around here) I think he planned it that way so that I take over all yard work! But that's okay, it's more my thing. We sure do pick our soul mates right don't we?!

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  8. Ah, sounds like the weather we enjoy in the mountains :) One minute it's raining and in the next minute the sun is out.

    Your flowers look lovely, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

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  9. Hello Debbie, you have a master gardener there. I love the vinca's, they looks very pretty. I was looking at some vinca's too recently to have my own gardener plant. Your mailbox planter is lovely. I am hoping the cold weather has ended now. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Love to read your stories! They are full of humor and self-irony))
    Great photos and great work was done!

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  11. That is beautiful! I LOVE your mailbox!

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  12. That will be lovely once the plants have grown to full size.

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  13. You have your hubby well trained! And he has some neat tools!

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  14. I am impressed! It looks great!

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  15. Love your color choice. Oh, I need that power tool. The hole may be small, but what a great idea!

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  16. PRETTIEST MAILBOX I'VE EVER SEEN!! seriously...........love it! Great job hubby and to the supervisor as well. LOL. Want your mailbox so bad! Maybe we can spruce ours up this weekend...that gives me lots of ideas. So glad you came by to visit.......yep...dogs loose in trucks makes me nervous as well. I would never ever ever put our two big dogs in a moving truck like that. Gosh, I hope people dont think I was advocating that or anything....?...I was just sharing the pretty and friendly doggies that we saw. LOL They were near the beach...so maybe they didnt have a far ride maybe. Who knows. Personally I would not do that with my dogs. I guess in some states you can be fined for it as one of my readers commented but I dont know the rules/laws on it here because we simply have never done it so had no reason to find out. What do y'all have planned this weekend? Its my birthday weekend!! Getting OLD!! ha ha ha ha lol Have a good one my friend!

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  17. PRETTIEST MAILBOX I'VE EVER SEEN!! seriously...........love it! Great job hubby and to the supervisor as well. LOL. Want your mailbox so bad! Maybe we can spruce ours up this weekend...that gives me lots of ideas. So glad you came by to visit.......yep...dogs loose in trucks makes me nervous as well. I would never ever ever put our two big dogs in a moving truck like that. Gosh, I hope people dont think I was advocating that or anything....?...I was just sharing the pretty and friendly doggies that we saw. LOL They were near the beach...so maybe they didnt have a far ride maybe. Who knows. Personally I would not do that with my dogs. I guess in some states you can be fined for it as one of my readers commented but I dont know the rules/laws on it here because we simply have never done it so had no reason to find out. What do y'all have planned this weekend? Its my birthday weekend!! Getting OLD!! ha ha ha ha lol Have a good one my friend!

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  18. Yeah, let the man have his fun! Who says it has to be "necessary" to use power tools? ;-) Beautiful flowers!

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  19. Love your mail box and yes you have a god man there. Cherish him. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Loved your blog
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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  21. Lovely photo's, and I do agree preparation when doing any planting out always helps.
    The same with cooking, decorating ... and knitting etc. You have to make sure you have the right equipment/size needles etc.

    Have a great weekend - they do seem to come around so quickly.

    All the best Jan

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  22. Great series. Life, according to my husband, is pretty much all about having the right tool for the job.

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  23. It looks wonderful, Debbie.
    Fantastic job, Chuck!!!!

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  24. A beautiful welcome to your home! So nice that your guy likes to do this; mine doesn't!! I can't complain he works hard in other areas of our home!

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  25. Your husband is so fun and I love the tutorial of planting. I really love your mailbox; I want one like it. You do have such awesome taste. Loved this one!
    Blessings and hugs~

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  26. He did a beautiful job planting them and I love how guys have to bring their power tools in to play anywhere they can :) Great job capturing your little garden come to life :) Love the flowers on the mailbox stand too that is cool!

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